Dr. Marc Ruel
Dr. Marc Ruel
Cross-Appointed Member
Professor at Department of Surgery, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine
Division Head and Assistant-Dean of Clinical and Translational Research

BSc, Biochemistry, University of Ottawa
MD, University of Ottawa
MPH (Master of Public Health, Harvard University

University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 40 Ruskin Street, Suite 3403, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4W7
613-696-7288 (Ofiice)
613-696-7116 (Fax)

Administrative Contact: Beth Wallace - [email protected]


Fellowship training

  • Leadership for Physician Executives Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education Boston, MA, 2009
  • Research fellow in Angiogenesis and Vascular Biology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2002
  • Research fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Harvard Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Boston, MA, 2002
  • Postgraduate student in Quantitative Methods, Harvard University, School of Public Health Boston, MA, 2002

Residency training

  • Cardiac Surgery, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 2000
  • General Surgery, Laval University, Affiliated Hospitals Quebec City, Province of Quebec, Canada, 1997

Medical doctorate

  • University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, 1994

Other degrees

  • Master of Public Health Quantitative Methods, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2002 

Research interests

  • Minimally invasive and off-pump (beating heart) coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
  • Percutaneous valves
  • Ventricular assist devices and heart transplantation
  • Complex valve and redo surgeries
  • Surgical treatment of severe diffuse coronary artery disease
  • Improvement of short and long-term surgical outcomes